Oct 5, 2012 8:00pm EDT
's what democrats like about obama. they couldn't care less he is half black. caller: i have two questions. i wonder if there is a two- tiered justice system in this country. thousands and thousands of dollars while on the terrorist watch list. muslims get prosecuted for the same thing. i have another question. guest: that is not my interest. a're in the middle of presidential election. i just wrote this book. that is outside what i'm interested in. caller: do you think mitt romney will roll back the surveillance state? they are building a computer center in utah that is going to be directed at us. do you think romney will roll back the surveillance state? guest: we are against a fascist state at home because we want to be strong abroad. host: russell in south carolina. caller: good morning. it is always a pleasure to talk to the people at c-span. my comment with ann and the republicans -- it is amazing how she can just ignore the civil-rights movement and the voter rights bill. the voting rights bill actually changed the seven democrats in south carolina, mississippi, alabama, tennessee.
Oct 6, 2012 7:00am PDT
care passed or slowly but surely getting the economy on track. president obama is doing well with the american voter because they don't want to fire the black guy. in a nation where race has been narrowly constructed by society, could there possibly be any truth to will's argument that guilt over firing the first black president is what has him ahead in the polls? back with me are cnbc's dan dicker, mya wiley, raul reyes and the nation's ari burman. all right. so of -- >> i want to -- >> let's admit maybe there's four people voting for the president because of racial guilt. i want to see the ledger between those who are voting for him as opposed to those who refuse to vote for him because he's an african-american. >> the complicated thing about this, so much of how race animosity is expressed right now is implicit by us, meaning people who don't consciously think of themselves as racist, who actually believe in equality and equal opportunity, believe that the civil rights movement was a good thing. and actually don't recognize that part of what's happening subconsciously is t
Oct 5, 2012 10:30pm EDT
. i would say the comparison is to bill clinton who also, like obama, had a democrat house and senate when he first came in. he was very liberal. he packed tax hikes. he tried to -- he passed tax hikes. he tried pass national care. america responded by voting in the republican revolution of 1994 and oh boy did we see an about-face with bill clinton. usually when you suffer a devastating defeat like that you see the american people aren't aproving of your policies and that was when clinton really became a d.l.c., democratic leadership council democrat and pretty much just signed everything the newt gingrich congress sent up to him. that's the commi economy that democrats -- that's the economy that democrats are bragging about that obama had to brag about in the debate another night. he can't do anything his four years. he's got to go back to the clinton era. the reason the clinton era office is prosperous it wasn't prosperous the first four years of the clinton administration. oh no. it was when the republican congress came in beginning in january of 1995 passing welfare reform, fantas